I proposed to buy a house which is jointly owned by three persons. One of them died intestate in an accident. Certificate for death and legal heirship have been obtained. The legal heirs include wife, two minor children, father and mother of the deceased. I have entered into a sale agreement with the two remaining joint owners and the legal heirs of the deceased. For the minor children, the wife of the deceased has signed as natural guardian. Are there any other precautionary measures to be taken by me? Please advise.
The natural guardian of the deceased has to obtain permission from the court for sale of the share of the minors. In addition to this, you must also be doubly sure of the ownership and marketable title of the vendors over the property under consideration.